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December 14, 1967

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i im SAYS -- -- --. SANTA SAYS I~VERYBODY READS THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATE 103 NO. 50 Business-News Dept. - Dial 725-2046 or 2047 1844 THE NEWSPAPER CHARLES TOWN And RANSON GREW UP WITH 1967 CHARLES TOWN, (Jefferson County), W. VA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1967 /) EVERYBODY READS THE SPIRIT-ADVOCATE West Virginia's Oldest Newspaper PRICE: 10 CENTS $482.35 Stolen From lip Choir of the Charles Methodist Church will present as music "The the King," a cantata Buck, in the Sunday even- at 7:30 p. m. This for Advent and tide will be perform- voices and ]nixed the direction of Peters. The or- sha Pine, Dorcas Ramsburg, Jean Kilmer, David WeblJ, and Char- lotte Ramsburg. The program will ,be held in the church sanctuary and the public is cordially invited. Members of the choir as sho m are: Front row ('left to right) Virginia Wil.liams, Mildred Len- non, L6uise Moler, Arlean Funk- houser, Bonnie Browning, Mar- garet Halvosa, Pauline Parkinson, Reva Mickey, Mary Elinor Peters. ganist, Mrs. Lbuise Pine will pre- lude the contata with "Noel". Margaret Halvosa, soprano, will sing "The Prophecy". The thirty voice choir will perform ' rhe Advent", "The :Adoration", and Adeste Fideles". One of the most beautiful sections of the con.tata is the "The Caravan of the Magi" which will be sung by a four- part men's chorus, Glenn Ramsburg, baritone, will sing: part of Herod. Otheg soloist include Mar- i - n the Charles Town Is taking the initiative SUre that the true is taken into County homes might not otherwise Christmas. The this year is the which are to be in need time. project has been by the Charles the past several usually begin the opening of a Charles Town to help raise the funds nee- essary for carrying on this Yule. tide work. The Cheer Booth is located in front of the Potomac Edison store on Washington street to receive donations to provide food and clothing for needy families in the county. Hugh Via, acting as chairman reports that although the support from local churches and other organizations has been generous, much private support in the way of monetary donations are necess- ary to make the event successful f ! Dec. 21. the Red a gift of themselves at Christmas unit will re- time by making a special holiday Town for another blood donation. The Legion Aux- the hours of lllary is also helping to sponsor p. m. when the this visit. operation at the The Legion Post is joining with House, every ef- the Jefferson County Chapter of made to collect at the American Red Cross in of blood. sponsored this launching an intensive drive to increase sharply the supplies of n-Perks Post No. blood for the ill and injured dur-, Lerican Legion in ing the holiday season. Through- and today Guy out the nation, all posts and the nm mder, said this Legion, units of the Auxiliary, for people to giv and chapters of the American Red Cross which participate in that organization's Blood Program will cooperate in an endeavor to keep blood in plentiful supply for nor- mal hospital uses and for holi- day emergencies. It W. Morrow Returns To Home From Ho 'tal DAYS Mr. R. W. Morrow, well-known resfdent of Shepherdstown, and a l'd Christmas member and former president of the Jefferson County Court, has returned tohis home after a per- Use The iod of being hospitalized in King's Daughters Hospital in Martins. burg. Although both Mr. and Mrs. Morrow have been patients in the kS YOUR Martinsburg hospital on a num- NG GUIDE bet of occasions the past year, both are now home and improving andmost appreciative of the gen- THE ADS erosity and kindness extended to ISSUE them during their recent illness, both on the part of friends and relatives and the hospital staff. HOWARD WHITMORE Election of officers for the year 1968 featured the annual meeting of the Citizen's Fire Company held Noven ber 30 at the fi e hall with Howard Whitmore, being re- elected as President of the corn- pany for the second two-year term and Kenneth Wfllingham, ,being re-named Company Chief for the llth consecutive time. Both Whitmore and Wiltingham have been very active in the fire company for many years. Whit- more served as assistant chief for a number of years and has held many offices during the 12 years he has ,Ibeen a member of the company. Willingham, who has been an active member of the company for the past 21 years, has been an officer :in the company for the past 17 years. He has also held other offices and was instrumen- tal in organizing the Jefferson County Vol unteer Firemen's Association, and is the County Civil Defense Director. Whitmore is an employee of the Potomac Edison Company while Willing- ham is employed the U. S. Government. Other officers named were: Chaplain, Rev. Urquhart, Pres- ident, Howard Whitmore, Vice President, Harry Blackford, Re- cording Secretary, Steve Ander- son, Corresponding Secretary, Norman Howell, Treasurer Roger Ramey. Trustees, Frank M. Weller, Ezra Campbell, Rev. Urquhart, Roger Ramey, Clarence Rams,burg and George Stocks. Attorney, Roger Perry Doctor, Earl Allara. Chief, Kenneth Wi}lingham, Ass't. Chief, Merle Goode, 1st. Lieutenant, George Vickers, 2nd. Lieutenant, Frank L. Weller.U, 3rd. Lieutenant, Mike Pittinger, 4th. Lieutenant, Charles Costello. Chief truck drivers, Paul Biller, i Glenn Ramsburg, Allen Cain, i Frank Gardner, Ven on Plum. Chief Pipemen, Paul iiler, Jr Safe At mddteberger's Store Wednesday One of the most unique thefts of the current Christmas shopp- ing season was reported to Char- les Town Police W ednesday night by Riddleberger's store on West Washington street Jn Charles Town. Charles Town Police Captain Ephraim Day, who is heading the investigation of the theft, said someone Wednesday during the morning opening hour at 9 a. m. and closing time at 9 Wednesday night someone stole a total of $482.35 from the safe in the office at the Riddleberger store. Includ-, ed in the. toot was some $287 in mixed currency and cash, another $100 in $1 bills, 16 silver dollars Second row (.left to right) - Lou. and three checks, all negotiable ise Pine, Gaff Mickey, Charlotte totaling $79.35. Ramsburg, Marsha Pine, Hilda Mr. Riddlebergersaid there was Kable, Patsy Nuse. Third row never a time ,during the operating (left to right - Bill Anders, Tufty hours Wednesday when there was Lehman, Bob Nicewarner, David not at least one clerk in the store Webb, Glenn Ramsburg, Alvin and yet the intruder managed to Ennis, Edward Pine, absent when get into the store office, open the picture was taken were: Bar- the safe and go through the hara Hart, Nell Orndorff, Nancy checks and pick up the three that Whiters, Jean Kilmer, Bob Trail, were negotiable from among a Lee Ram burg, Tom Wolford and number of them. And only certain !John Parkinson. ones of a number of silver dollars i are missing. Capt. Day said there is a slid- ing door in the rear of the build. ing, located not too far from the office and possibly someone ed in that back door without oticed, went to the office the checks left the via the same route. Bank Of Charles Town Declares Dividend James W. Strider, President of the Bank of Charlqs Town, an- neunced,1today the Board of Dir- ectors 'had voted to pay a year- end dividend of 75 cents per share paya'ble on January 1, 1968 to stockholders of record on Dec- ember 5th. This is a 10 cent per share increase and brings the total dividends paid on 1967 earn ings to $1.40 per share on stock with a par value of $10.00 per share. Chamber Of Commerce KENNETH WILLINGHAMLm:heon Meeting Danny Mitts, Chief Hosemen ard W. Magaha and Donald F. Magaha Chief of Fire Police, Tuesday Turf Diner Bill Nichols, Chief Engineer, Fred Mavtln. Russell MMer, Named President Yokefellows Russell Miller was elected pres- talent of Yokefellows Bible Class of the Charles Town Pres. byterian Church at the regular Sunday morn'rag meeting of the class. He succeeds Hubert Robin- son who has headed class for .the year of 1967. OCher officers also eleoted Sun- day morning were Roger Ramey, vice president; Owen Conklyn, re- elected treasurer; Richard Hoff, secretary; Edgar Frye, libarian; Edgar Heck aan, assistant secre- tary and Robert O. Gracey, song leader. The new officers will be in talled on Sunday morning, Dec ember 31st at 10 a.m. Zip Code sou By own r-r men The Freshman Class of Charles Town Senior High School is sell- ing Zip Code directories from now until January 30, 1968. These di. rectories include the Zip Code of every Postoffice in the United States. This directory in a few years will become a must for Postoffices, as all Postoffices will soon be requiring Zip Codes. The Fresl man Class will be selling these dpor,to-door. Anyone desiring one to be, delivered call 725-7174. The price of the direct. ories are $1.00 each. The December membership meeting of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at noon in the ri b Room at the Turf Diner. The program wil,l deal with discussions on work programs tc be proposed for the coming year according to S. Brooke Blackford manager of the Chamber office, uo.s cff-co Paper Drive For Month Of December The Charles Town Lion's Club paper pick tip for the month of December has be n called off due to the various Chri,stmas pro- grams and actrivities of ,the Lions Clu'b. The next p per pick up will be held on Jarmary 16th, 1968. Anyone having paper that they would like to dispose of be- fore Christmas is reminded that it may be taken to ,the Lions Club paper building on East North Street, next to the B & O Freight Station at any time and left be- side :he btti,ldir g. ] : :4! Considerable cloudiness and cooler today highest 48 to 54 with chance of a few periods of light rain becoming partly cloudy and colder tonight. Lowest 26 to 32. Friday partly cloudy and colder highest near 40. Outlook for Sat- urday mostly sunny and season. ably cold. [] Youth On WVU Fruit A three,member .frui juding ,team representing West Virginia University College ,of Agricutture and Forestry of which a Kearueys ville Youth, Ronald L. Slonaker, was a member, won the 41st ann- ual Eastern Intercollegiate Fruit Judging championship last week- end in competition at Penn State University. And the above picture shows the team, the team coach and the winning ,trophy along with some of the prize-winning apples. (Shown left to right are) Joseph E. Bacha, an alternate member of the team; AnRa Lou- ise Garrett of Moundswille; Wal- ter L. Perry, of East Lynn, Pro. fessor W. H. Chitds, ,professor of horticulture at West Virginia and the coach of the learn and Ronald L. Slonaker. Three .teams competed In the con,test, alC~hough at least five schools usually take part - Rutg- ers - - the state universRy of New Jersey, placed second and Penn State, the host school, was third. All three members of ,the WVU team also placed high in ~the in- dividual competition, with Miss Garrett taking top honors, Perry finished fourth and Slonaker sixth. Selection of the team is based on grades made in the Students' hortic~,tural judging class. Slonaker's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert G. Slo~aker of Kearneysvil'le. i Shown In the above picture is Mr. Acey Jones, vice-president of the Duplico Company, of Greensboro, N. C. (center) receiving the plaque presented annually by the Dixie-Narco Company to the "Vender-o -the-Year." Making the presentation is Roy Steeley, vice. president and general manager of Dixie-Narco (right) while looking on as the presentation is made is Mike Crontn (left), manager of purchasing. The Dixie-Narco Company was Quality Control and Service and recently host to their key vendors i all gave a brief presentation on at a supplier's meeting hedd at]their respective functions within the Ranson plant, the theme ofI Dixie-Narco. which v(as "Better Communicat-I Following these presentations ions and Relations with Dixie- [ there was a twenty minute quest, Narco Suppliers." lion and answer period, during The meeting opened with a wel-I which ROy Steeley answered all come and an introduction of Dix. ] questions put to him by the sup- pliers ie-Narco's management team by I " . Mike Cronin, Manager of Pur-I Following the questmn and ' er erio d a tour o' the cha, Steel,Vlce-P st- den and ,mera teermg and experimenl e~'~ D t* Bur n, ' fief El gineer; ee ~w2sl~?n{l~l~%~r.~ Ste ;y. M ager o Product n; ,-vv, ,r and Dick Snyder, Manager of (TURN TO PAGE 8-A) II II 'BY DON The Potomac River Basin Com- pact which has ben prod by the Potomac Basin Advisory Corn mittee for consideration by the legislatures of the four states --- Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, when they con- vene early next year, came in for heavy discussion at two ,separate meetings held in the Jefferson County Civic Center in Charles Town last week. Thursday evening the discuss. ion was .held by the Jefferson County League of Women Voters and Friday evening it was the West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Land and Rivers Protective As- sociation that offered the public an opportuity for discussion of the Compact. Both meetings drew abouLthe same number of people, some 50 persons, and at b Lh dis. cussion of the pros and cons of the Compact sparked divergent opinions. of Town, the West Virginia repre- sentative on the Potomac Basin Advisory Committee, leading ~the pro forces in the discussion and explanations of the provisions In the compact. Clifford Urtscheid, of Route 2, charles Town, an offi- cial of the Land and l~iverS Pro- tective Association, led the dis- cussion for the forces Opposing the Compact in it's present form. At the Friday night meeting the Land and Rivers Protective Association approved the word- ing of a petition to .be circulated for signatures, for subsequent forwarding ~o West Virginia's Governor Hulett C. Smith. The .petition for which signers are already being sought, states that after numerous deliberations and study of the Potomac Basin Compact as in R's present draft, is ,unsatisfactory in nttmerous re- spects. The petition further states that the general structure of the Compact proposal is destructive the democratic process and con templates an extradordinary and unnecessary grant of power to a commission which .is removed from the popularly elected units of government; and that the cR- Izens of the affected areas who stand in opposition to the Com- pact as proposed, are thereby unnecessarily exposed to certain excesses in the uncage of power should this proposal eventually become an established Compact. The petition also requests as- surance that no person who has served on the Governor's Advis- ory Committee of the Basin Com- pact, or who has assisted in the drafting of it, or has ben a party thereof, shall be considered now, or at any time hereafter, for ap- pointment in any capacRy to the ontemplated Commission, In the two meetings last past eek there were many arg nents advanced in pointing to the need for a Basin Commission and Com- pact and equally as many reasons offered as to the danger of the initial Compact draft. Among the principal arguments against the Compact advanced by the opposition forces are: the haste with which the is being pushed; the improper dis- trlbution and dessemin tlon of in formation on the Compact due to the insufficient number of copies that were printed and made avail ble; lack of provisions and time for adequate public hearings; the excessive power which the Com- paot gives the Commission; the lack of ud cial review on sub- stantive issues; the land condem- nation provision in the Compact, etc. Those favoring the Cow, act argue that it is the work of con. cerned men, who desire to pro- tect the people in .hearea from destructiOn of their e vtro- TURN TO PAGE &--A